IN THE STRANGE labyrinth of pipes on the planet called Dark, things are falling apart. Dun doesn't want to be a hero, he just wants to find an answer to the terrifying dreams he's been having. But the answers, the real answers, are going to take him places he's never imagined and tear him from the only home he's ever known.
With a half finished map from his missing father,...more
As for the story itself, Leland’s review is better than anything I could have written:
Dark is an unexpected hybrid, part science fiction and part heroic fantasy. The residents of the place known as the Dark inhabit a labyrinth of pipes and drains surrounding a central aqueduct known as the River, and readers will quickly realize that it is a created world rather than an organic one.
Dun, a budding shaman, and his boisterous friend Padj, along with a clever alchemist named Tali and their mysterious guide, Myrch, are tasked with following the River to its ...more
SPOILERS MIGHT FOLLOW though not on story outcome...
Basically, because the characters live in a world without light, they can’t see. But the reader isn’t told that and only gradually comes to understand that their senses do not include sight. They do however include air sense, whereby individu ...more
By: Paul L. Arvidson
5 out of 5 stars
The story Dark (The Dark Series # 1) by Paul L. Arvidson is an amazing fantasy book that I loved reading. It hooks you in from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down until I had read the final page. It is a story that has action, adventure, mystery, and danger. I loved reading about the character of Dun. He wants to find the answers to the terrifying dreams that he has been having. He finds himself on a journey with an ol ...more
It's self-published so there are a few typos that, pedant that I am, caught my eye but I hope that enough people read and review the book to get an a ...more
Dun and his two companions go ...more
Dun is a serious, kind sort of person, and he has Forebodings. Flashes of danger to come, and because of this ability (or burden?) he is chosen to travel up stream to find out two things: where have all the fish gone – a serious issue for the River Folk whose main so ...more
What I loved about Dark is the world, which is ... well ...more
I am guessing this is self published which is awesome BTW. It could use some editing for spelling.. and Clarity. I love that it’s mysterious and told from Dun’s POV. I feel like the story is strong, as I read it all at once because I was fascinated and drawn in. The author has talent of that there is no doubt but.. I’m confused what species Dun is.. I think that the creation of the Overworld, and the people of the Bridge/River/Etc Underneath need ...more
Dun is just a normal young adult living among his people, the bridge-folk. Well, maybe not that normal. He begins having these dreams that seem like more than dreams. Then the elders of his folk decide that he should set out on a journey to find more information about odd things happening lately. He, along with two friends, sets out on a journey leading them to many adventures and discover just how little they really know. But wi ...more
I needed something different and I definitely got that by going totally out of my comfort zone with this book. This is my first read by this author and even though this is not a chosen everyday genre for me it filled the bill for what I was looking for and I'm kind of thinking I will be looking for whatever else he might have available.
It was the writing that had me hooked and once I got going and comfortable I had a hard time putting it down. I ...more
By Paul L. Arvidson
You will find Dark to be in the fantasy world. Which will also have a mystery, as well as much needed answers.
Dun, Padg, and Tali set out to get answers. They travel through vents and pipes. Them being chosen by the fellow Bridge Folk. Their adventure will have them traveling many miles. In search of answers. I should mention, the boys are actually blind and therefore traveling in the Dark. They do however use their other senses to get them by. Their adventure will be ...more
It is a story that has plenty of mystery and adventure, action and danger that keeps you
intrigued. There were unexpected twists and turns and the world building was good, which
helped to make it a reality that was believable. I did however think that the story could be
expanded a little more in some areas but it did not detract from the overall story. I really liked
the characters, they are well developed and ...more
I didn’t know what to expect from this story really when I went in to it. I was completely unfamiliar with this author but excited to see what the book had in store. While I did have a few minor issues with it I have to say I really enjoyed the story overall. The premise of it was so original and like nothing I have ever read before.
I also real ...more
Dark is an interesting and creative novel. There are amazing characters and scenery. This book is very different from the books I have read before. The setting had me thrown for a bit because instead of ever6being described in a visual sense, the author utilized the other senses to describe it. The world is in complete darkness for these individuals. To me, that was fascinating. Dunn, Padg, Tali, and Myrch were all interesting and different ...more
This story is a fantastic sci-fi fantasy adventure. I love the way the characters are written and how unique the setting is. One of the interesting things in this story is the way that the characters experience everything without using the sense of sight. I enjoyed how the author used the sense of proprioception as one of the main avenues for the characters exploring their world. It isn’t something a lot of books use.
Dark catches your interest f ...more
I could ...more
Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson
Dark is the first Book in The Dark Series and the first book I’ve read by this Author. I had a hard time getting into at first but the more I read and the further I got into it I had a hard time putting it down. This is not my usual genre but the more I read the more I’m starting to get into it. In this story there is plenty of action, adventure, mystery and even danger. Dun is having terrifying dreams and finds himself on a journey with a old ...more
The Dark Trilogy is his first series. He is also working on a thriller.